Ford Sync To Make Net Apps Easier To Use In Cars
Radio Gets More Dashboard Competition
April 20, 2010 at 4:26 AM (PT)
FORD said today that its new FIESTA, due in showrooms later this year, will be the first to feature software that will allow its SYNC in-car communications and entertainment technology to work with TWITTER, PANDORA and STITCHER, reports THE DETROIT FREE-PRESS. "The software, called APP-LINK, will enable drivers to use smart phones such as BLACKBERRIES and iPhONES to control all three popular Web-based services with voice commands. FORD previously said it planned to offer the software but didn't say when."
Look for FORD to introduce APP-LINK on all SYNC-equipped vehicles next year.
FORD spokesman ALAN HALL told the FREE-PRESS that many drivers already access TWITTER, PANDORA and STITCHER from their smart phones while driving. "We have the platform that allows them to be used safer," he said.
FORD also announced that it has launched a network on its Syncmyride website where software developers can submit ideas for new SYNC applications.
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